Rock in Vienna: Urban Rock Festival with Metallica, Kiss, Muse and Within Temptation

A new festival brings the world’s best rock bands to Danube Island from 4 to 6 June. The headliners Metallica, Kiss and Muse are not the only bands to deliver hot early summer nights on multiple open-air stages at Rock in Vienna.

Austria now also has a new, urban home for rock music: right in the heart of Vienna, on the proven festival site of Danube Island. Tens of thousands of rock fans will be offered a sensational line-up of stars from the most exciting rock acts of our time.

Metallica, Kiss and Muse

Metallica is definitely one of the most important hard rock bands of all times, with 120 million CDs sold and song classics such as Nothing Else Matters. The makeup-wearing rockers Kiss have been causing a sensation since 1974, true to their motto “You wanted the best – you got the best”. And Muse celebrate the live premiere of the new, seventh studio album at Rock in Vienna.

Metallica is one of the headliners
Metallica is one of the headliners

These mega-headliners are joined by other high-ranking rock acts such as Faith No more, Lump Bizkit, Body Count ft. Ice-T, Testament and Arcane Roots. Also at the first Vienna Rock Festival are the Australian high-energy hard rockers Airbourne, the Belgian cult blues rockers Triggerfinger, Bonaparte from Berlin and the superstars of the symphonic metal scene Within Temptation. The confirmed attendance of the French death metal band Gojira and the American doom metal men of Saint Vitus are further raising levels of anticipation over the rock event of the year. Even with The Hives, Broilers, Heaven Shall Burn, A Day To Remember and Opeth, the list is still not complete – more to be announced …

Fans who insist on getting that maximum rock festival feeling can pitch their tents in a dedicated camping zone with exclusive beach area or rent one of the ready-to-use tents. Alternatively, they can go one notch up on the comfort scale and book a comfortable hotel bed in the vicinity.

Rock in Vienna
4-6 June 2015

Danube Island